How to make Butterfly Pea Ayurvedic Tea with Blue Butterfly Pea Powder?
Clitoria Ternatea or Butterfly Pea Flower, known as Ajaparita or Shankpushpi in India - a herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine as a brain tonic and memory enhancer. Shankhpushpi has been used for centuries as a means to promote higher intelligence and a more expanded world view. In a more physical sense, the herb can help to eliminate hypertension, anxiety, asthma, stress-related disorders, epilepsy, insomnia, urinary disorders, hyperthyroid disease, constipation, and numerous neurodegenerative diseases including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The herb works primarily by supporting the central nervous system.
This Blue Butterfly Ayurvedic tea is contributed by Chef Celina Joseph. Stay tuned as Chef Celina Joseph has provided us with the Blue Margaritas for children (non alcoholic) and a few more "Blue Recipes" to follow.
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If you live in Malaysia and wish get your Blue Butterfly Powder - please connect with Celina as she has the knowledge in creating the sensational dishes using Blue Butterfly Powder and she stocks them for My Blue Tea in KL. For all other enquries please go to - www.mybluetea.com.au
For Blue Butterfly Ayurvedic Tea you will need :
1) 1 teaspoon Blue Butterfly powder or to your desired blue colour
2) 7 slices fresh ginger
3) 5 slices fresh turmeric
4) 1 stick cinnamon
5) 2 stalks lemon grass (lightly bruised)
6) 1 litre water
1) Put all the above ingredients into a pot and steep with hot boiling water (1 litre) 2) Add in 1 teaspoon of Blue Butterfly Powder.Stir until the aroma is aromatic. 3) Serve it hot or cold as desired.
A great detox tea after a heavy meal or simply as a healthy drink throughout the day.
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurvedic medicine ("Ayurveda" for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic ("whole-body") healing systems - an Indian health practice thought to be more than 3000 years old. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. It consists of a number of disciplines, including aromatherapy, diet, herbal medicine, acupuncture, yoga, massage, meditation and balancing of energies.The word "ayurveda" is translated from Sanskrit to mean "the science of life".
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